TOPIC: INNOVATION (41)

New Economics Foundation (nef)

http://www.neweconomics.org

Nef (the new economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.

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Nef

re:3D

http://www.re3d.org

re:3D is led by a diverse group of visionaries representing cross-functional excellence in mechanical and aerospace engineering, biotech, entrepreneurship, design, finance, and venture capital investment management. Aside from our amazing team, re:3D is differentiated by an unrelenting focus on R&D and unwavering commitment to creating new applications in 3D printing.  

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Re:3D, 3D Printing, Innovation, Engineering, 3D Printers

Wheely's Cafe

http://www.wheelyscafe.com

World's smallest and sustainable cafe on wheels. 

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Wheely's Cafe, Bicycle, Sustainability, Coffee, Small Business

Games for Change

http://www.gamesforchange.org

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Unlike the commercial gaming industry, we aim to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good. To further grow the field, Games for Change convenes multiple stakeholders, highlights best practices, incubates games, and helps create and direct investment into new projects.

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Games For Change, Gaming, Education, Entertainment

Good Corps

http://goodcorps.com

GOOD CORPS helps brands and organizations align business strategy with social impact, and win through highly participatory and profitable relationships with their audiences. GOOD Corps is a team of social entrepreneurs who work with NGOs, corporations and foundations to drive progress in collaboration with the GOOD community and beyond.

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Good Corps, Innovation, Brands, Social Media

MESH Cities

http://www.meshcities.com

MESH Cities explores the wireless systems empowered, 21st Century city through the eyes of its super-users. These are the people who are embracing the new communications and infrastructure tools that will determine the ultimate livability of the modern city. The growing ubiquity of high-speed wireless connections allows people to experience the city in ways never before possible. More than that, they can contribute their ideas about how to make our cities more accommodating and responsive .

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MESH Cities, Cities, Local

Collaborative Fund

http://collaborativefund.com/#

Collaborative aims to be the leading source of capital and strategic support for creative entrepreneurs who want to change the world. The fund focuses on two themes: the increasing importance of values as they relate to the decisions we make about who we work for, what we buy, and how we spend our time; and the shift from an economy based on hyper-consumption to one based on Collaborative Consumption. These two forces present a significant opportunity for new technologies, products, and services to reinvent how we do business and transform our daily lives.

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Investors, Entrepreneurs, Economy, Collaborative Consumption

Local Food Lab

http://www.localfoodlab.com

Local Food Lab is a platform for developing successful innovation and entrepreneurship in local food systems. We offer world-class entrepreneurial education, diverse resources and a robust network of experienced and highly skilled food and farm industry professionals who are inventing the future of food. Our purpose is to enable food and farm entrepreneurs to imagine and grow a new food system, one that is healthy, just and sustainable.

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Entrepreneurship, Farm, Food Systems

Proximity Designs

http://proximitydesigns.org

Proximity Designs is an award winning social enterprise designing products and services that help Myanmar rural families achieve their goals.

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Proximity Designs, Farming, Myanmar, Burma, Design, Products, Rural, Irrigation, Farmer

Innovation.org

http://www.innovation.org

Innovation.org, a project of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, is a place to discuss and learn about pharmaceutical innovation. 
We seek to: provide space for an exchange of ideas about pharmaceutical innovation; raise awareness of the critical issues facing pharmaceutical innovation; communicate essential information about the nature of pharmaceutical discovery, the challenges it faces, the value it provides, and the future promise it holds.

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Innovation, Pharmaceutical

Innovation Endeavors

http://innovationendeavors.com

Innovation Endeavors invests in the raw talent behind a dream. You could call us an early stage venture capital firm, but we are not in the business of financing ideas. Ideas change. Ideas reinvent. The tenacity, the talent and the passion of the dreamer do not change. This is what we invest in. We invest in the team behind the dream.

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Innovation Endeavors, Innovation

Velopresso

http://www.velopresso.cc

Velopresso is a celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology
-- old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and aesthetics. The result is an innovative pedal-powered mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives with a compact footprint and near silent ultra-low carbon human-powered operation -- fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.

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Velopresso, Coffee, Java, Bicycle, Wheels, Amos Field Reid, Lasse Oiva, Beans, Eco-Friendly, Carbon Footprint, Mobile

Ted

http://www.ted.com

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
 

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Conference, Conferences, Ted, Tedx, Lectures, Speakers, Convention, Knowledge, Great Minds, Talks, Science, Ideas, Ideas Worth Spreading

Pop Tech

http://poptech.org

We convene this community in intimate, peer-level gatherings where participants can share their most provocative questions and their most promising new ideas, and begin to work together on new approaches to some of the world’s toughest challenges.

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Pop Tech, Research

The Creativity Hub

http://www.thecreativityhub.com

We make games and tools that make people think (differently). We work with organisations that seek a playful approach to dealing with tough challenges.

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Creativity Hub, Creativity, Games